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BT Sport are back in the FA Cup and two tantalising fourth-round ties had something to do with it on Friday night. BT Sports will once again be at the centre of the world's oldest cup competition, showing five live matches this weekend as part of the 2017-18 Premier League season.
Kingsthorpe face West Bromwich Albion in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday, March 3, with the second leg of their semi-final clash to be played at Wembley Stadium. We are looking forward to the new players coming into training this week to play some friendlies in the future and to establish themselves in the league later on.
The club has several teams that play in the Northamptonshire League and is always welcoming new members at all levels. We offer competitive sport to all 4 teams in the Northampton League and welcome badminton players of all ages and also have several youth teams.
The Sport England - backed programme supports young athletes on their talent journey to have the opportunity to gain qualifications and make their own way in professional sport. The course offers sports-enthusiastic students a platform to develop themselves in certain sports disciplines that are connected with our highly successful sports academies.
Northampton Town have seen their promotion to the top flight of English football, the only time we've been to the top division - in English football. Levy's UK has proven to be one of the most prestigious stadiums in the UK, including the newly opened Tottenham Hotspur FC stadium, while other prestigious venues include the O2 and Twickenham Stadium. We have developed a wide range of sports programmes and run a number of fantastic organisations, including working with the Football Association, Football League, Premier League and FA, as well as a host of local clubs.
A new record was set at Wembley Stadium in the first Premier League game in the club's history. In front of 21,148 spectators, the Pfullingen club lost 3-0, the highest average attendance in the history of the club and the second highest average attendance in a league match ever.
The ground is also considered one of the most important venues in the Premier League for the club's supporters. It is home to Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur as well as Arsenal and Chelsea.
Northampton finished seventh in League Two, losing out to Southend United in the play-offs. They had a tough battle to reach the play-off final in the first leg at Sixfields Stadium, but a draw against Exeter and Oxford United a week later on April 16 meant they won the League Two title on April 19. They reached the third round of the EFL Cup, where we lost to Manchester United and then had to go to Wembley for the return leg against Chelsea Town. We rehearsed at Old Trafford before we played the third game of our FA Cup semi-final against Middlesbrough and then the final at home against West Ham United.
Mark Warburton's side dismantled Swansea 3-0 in the first leg of the FA Cup semi-final before a clash with Sheffield Wednesday at the Amex Stadium wrecked their chances of beating Premier League Brighton.
Although Milton Keynes Dons are geographically closer, their lack of history means younger Northampton fans are investing more in the game than the older generation. The Cobblers secured promotion from the top flight of English football with a 2-1 home win over West Bromwich Albion on the final day of the 2016 / 17 season. North Southampton caused upset in last season's League Cup final when they knocked Liverpool out of the competition at Anfield. They were promoted to League One after beating Exeter City 3-2 in their first-round match at St James' Park.
The 1993-94 season was even worse for the Cobblers as the club finished bottom of the Football League for the first time in its history. The embarrassment was compounded by a 1-0 home defeat to West Bromwich Albion in the League Cup final, and the team ended their last season in League One with a 2-1 home defeat to Middlesbrough in front of a sell-out home crowd at St James' Park. But their start to the 2011-12 season was an improvement, with two wins from their first four games and a 3-2 home win over West Ham United.
Wednesday were on a run of four consecutive defeats against QPR but were brought back to earth with a 2-1 home win over promotion-chasing Leeds on the final day of the season. Wednesday lost 3-0 away to West Ham and then 4-2 away at West Bromwich Albion, and then were brought to the ground by a 1-3 home defeat to Middlesbrough. In the short time it has taken Northampton Town to rise from the bottom of League One to the top flight, they have held the record for the longest period in which they have been relegated from the top flight in nine years.